Posts by: Kevin Lawver

I get asked all the time, “How can I learn how to code?” It’s a harder question to answer than you might think, because it depends entirely on what your goal is. If you have a specific project in mind, then learning a language that won’t help you finish that project doesn’t make much sense. This post is an attempt to link...

“Similarly, the impulse to keep to yourself what you have learned is not only shameful, it is destructive. Anything you do not give freely and abundantly becomes lost to you. You open your safe and find ashes.” — Annie Dillard I’ve been organizing Savannah’s RailsBridge chapter for a few years now. By all accounts,...

Refresh Savannah is  ready to share knowledge with the tech community! Refresh is a monthly meetup where someone gives a presentation on something tech-related. We welcome talks on everything from bootstrapping your startup, to typography and other design topics to development topics like the latest JavaScript...

Patrick Bentley has been working on getting a CoderDojo up and running at Woodville-Tompkins for months, and it’s finally happening! We met with the faculty sponsor, Ms. Colonel on 11/17 and came up with a rough plan for how we’ll run the Dojo and how we’ll introduce the kids to coding. It’s a little outside of a normal...

RailsBridge is a national non-profit founded in San Francisco to increase diversity in the technology community through free workshops targeted at under-represented communities. We’ve been doing RailsBridge events with The Creative Coast in Savannah since 2013 and have introduced almost 400 people to coding in over a...

There’s been a lot of interest in the GA Tech Coding Bootcamp that’s starting in January. I heard earlier this week that WorkSource Georgia was working with Georgia Tech on grants for individuals and businesses to make the almost $10,000 price tag (which is pretty reasonable compared to other bootcamps) more...

“Similarly, the impulse to keep to yourself what you have learned is not only shameful, it is destructive. Anything you do not give freely and abundantly becomes lost to you. You open your safe and find ashes.”Annie Dillard We’ve been around for a while, but this site has been sitting at the “hello world” state...